A smart toilet will allow you to test … urine!
The French toilet of the home laboratory
European medical centers with support
From a technical point of view…
Probably all of us, after the first confrontation with the epithet “intelligent toilet”, are able to burst out laughing. After reading this article, we will have completely different emotions. Well, the engineers of one of the French companies produced a toilet, which they equipped with a mechanism that examines our health. First of all, designers and the initiators of this invention made sure that we could verify our health in the context of various diseases. The intelligent toilet has the function of examining our urine and, depending on its equipment, we can analyze it from different angles. The toilet developed by the French company is the equivalent of a laboratory, which we sometimes visit not on our way, it made its debut at CES 2023 in Los Angeles.
The artificial intelligence product we are discussing was equipped with a special mechanism with a diameter of 90 cm. It is confusingly similar to a freshener and we install it in the toilet bowl. Every time we use the restroom, he collects a tiny urine sample for testing. The mechanism is so smart that it catches urine on the fly using a small pump, whose task is to pull it inside. The urine is then pumped into a special microfluidic system. Its task is to trigger a chemical reaction. If we were to compare this process to something we already know, it would be litmus tests. By reacting with the urine, the shade of the paper changes, which the tool’s scanner precisely reads and determines – based on its color – the substances that we have in the urine. Thanks to the unique cassettes that contain tests, we are able to detect any unwanted substances.
In order to test and validate its invention, the French company established cooperation with two medical centers. Thanks to this, it was possible to develop the use of the gadget to detect some serious diseases. We have in mind here mainly diseases such as: bladder cancer and kidney stones. Soon, the smart toilet will also help diagnose other cancers with a marker search option. French specialists have also developed a cassette that is used to monitor the menstrual cycle and determine the day of ovulation. In addition, using such an invention, we will be able to accurately check the state of nutrients, as well as the level of hydration of the body. In addition, we will check how our fat metabolism, urine pH or ketone levels look like. A separate cassette will be used to evaluate these parameters.
After the test described above, the results we recorded are sent via Bluetooth or WiFi to your smartphone. The device mounted in the toilet resets itself to be ready to record and process further information based on the urine sample. French employees ensure that the smart toilet distinguishes between people using the toilet, and therefore separates the tests performed.